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Doc, sometimes I’m in pain!’: How do patients want to discuss symptoms with clinicians?

Sleep, pain, anxiety, depression, and low energy/fatigue (known collectively as SPADE for short) symptoms are extremely common, but often unrecognized and undertreated by primary...
Scientists discover a powerful potential pain killer

Scientists discover a powerful potential pain killer

In a recent study, researchers from The University of Texas at Austin have discovered a powerful pain reliever that acts on a pain pathway...

Accepting chronic pain: Strategies offer alternative to opioids

People who adapt to their chronic pain and focus on pursuing life goals — rather than focusing solely on eliminating pain — may improve...

Drug wholesalers drove fentanyl’s deadly rise

Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opioid implicated in nearly 29,000 overdose deaths in the United States last year. It is most likely spread because of...

Why are opioids addictive?

The U.S. has a serious opioid problem. In 2014, an estimated 2 million Americans abused opioids, and 91 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose. Prescribing...
New low-cost bandage could promote powerful healing

New low-cost bandage could promote powerful healing

A new, low-cost wound dressing developed by University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers could dramatically speed up healing in a surprising way. The method leverages energy generated...

What you should know about opioids

There are many reasons someone may take a prescription medication. We know these prescriptions are only safe when taken as directed by a medical professional...

Strong painkillers may increase risk of hip fracture in people with Alzheimer’s disease

People using strong painkillers, opioids, have twice the risk of hip fracture compared to non-opioid users, a new study from the University of Eastern...

This type of migraine may increase risk of irregular heartbeat

People who experience migraine with visual aura may have an increased risk of an irregular heartbeat called atrial fibrillation, according to a new study. Migraine...

Social media may reduce depression in older people in pain

With a few finger strokes or swipes on a computer or cell phone, seniors with pain reduce the risk of depression when visiting social...